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Louis LaPierre Stripped of the Order of Canada

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Louis LaPierre has been stripped of the Order of Canada. The former head of the New Brunswick Energy Institute resigned last year, after he admitted he had misrepresented his academic credentials. "Notice is hereby given that, further to his own request and the Governor General’s subsequent approval, the following appointment to the Order of Canada has been terminated: Louis LaPierre," a notice in the Canada Gazette states. Governor General David Johnston approved LaPierre's termination on May 16, according to the Gazette.

Only five people have ever been removed from the Order of Canada, which is Canada's highest civilian honour and is awarded by the Governor General to recognize significant achievements and remarkable service. A sixth resigned his appointment. Most of those who have been stripped of the Order have been people convicted of a criminal offence. Those who have been removed from the Order of Canada are Alan Eagleson, Steve Fonyo, Garth Drabinsky, David Ahenakew, T. Sher Singh. Dr. Bernard Norman Barwin, an Ottawa doctor, resigned his appointment last year over professional misconduct.

Read the complete news article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/louis-lapierre-stripped-of-order-of-canada-1.2675141

Jean-Paul

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A terrrible disgrace for him. I think one of the problems is that there are many false 'colleges' set-up, who 'award'

high sounding diplomas and Degrees. I feel that part of the blame lies with the Company - or, Govt. body who

made the appointment without first checking.

In South Africa this is a very serious problem - they seem to discover Judges and Ministers on a daily basis , with

false references. The Authorities never seem to take any action - just appoint another Committee of Enquiry. Mervyn

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Hi Mervyn,

Unfortunately, as long as authorities turn a blind-eye and there are no consequences in making up false references, then the situation will continue.

Jean-Paul

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Just read in an article on Harvard that 17% of seniors there admit to having cheated academically. The head of Toronto's school board resigned a few months ago after getting caught plagiarizing newspaper articles and it now looks as if he'll have his PhD lifted form the same offence. So, its not just 'made up' universities! Sad and disappointing.

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